BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One week in, the city says its on its way to filling its promise of getting rid of the pothole scourge around Baltimore.
The Baltimore Department of Transportation claims its filled 600 pothole service requests in just one week.READ MORE: Security Camera Video Shows Chaotic Scene, Quick Police Response After West Baltimore Mass Shooting
“Our goal is to close out 5,000 service requests in 50 days!” Baltimore City DOT tweeted Thursday, “We need the public’s help to meet this goal! Please report potholes to 311 #CleanItUp!”READ MORE: Leaders Call Fells Point Violence 'Tragic & Unacceptable,' Police Urging People To Speak Up
The challenge was launched by Baltimore Mayor Jack Young last Thursday, who said the move is an effort to smooth out the city’s roadways.MORE NEWS: Maryland Offices, Schools Announce Closures Friday In Observance Of Juneteenth
You can follow along with how many potholes have been filled by visiting, https://www.baltopi.com/cleanstat.